Friday, March 27, 2009

CPS108 - May the light always find you...

The first line of this sentiment certainly fits our weather here in Atlanta today - it's a dreary, rainy day. The last line of the sentiment is just a bit silly....but good for a chuckle. And these little frogs are pretty cute and very fun to color!

I used this week's CPS108 sketch for this card, and I can also use this card to play along with Sharon's Mix and Match challenge today. I thought the green polka dot paper was perfect for frogs, so I started with that. It's from the DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy paper pack, so it was easy to find a coordinating stripe to add for the little strips. I weaved them together in the corner and added a purple Dew Drop in the center where they intersected.

The frogs were colored with Copic markers to match the colors in the striped paper. After I colored the frogs, I used the pale yellow marker and pounced it on the frogs to give them some texture. Then they got a little Diamond Stickles on their eyes to make them sparkle.

I stamped the set of frogs twice and then cut out the individual frogs from one set and mounted them with foam tape on the top of my Labels One die. I punched and embossed the bottom edge of the polka dot paper using the replacement punch that Fiskars was kind enough to send to me when I complained about the one I bought recently. Unfortunately, this one isn't much better, but it's not as noticeable on patterned paper.

I don't usually show the insides of my cards here, but I always decorate them to coordinate with the front. For this one, I repeated the woven paper strips and used a section of the punched polka dot paper. I stamped and colored one more frog, then cut it out and mounted it in the corner.

I think this card would be a good 'pick-me-up' for someone who is down in the dumps.

Hope you've had a good week and that there are no frogs in your underpants...eeeewww!

Card details:
Patterned paper: DCWV Nana's Nursery Baby Boy 8x8 paper pack
Stamps: Repeat Impresssions
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Markers: Copic - Y21, Y23, YG03, G24, BV000, BV11
Other: The Robin's Nest Dew Drops (Water), Ranger Diamond Stickles

9 comments:

Loopster said...

Okay did you do this card just for me??? It's darling and it made me happy for a second!! hahaha

The Rubber Maid said...

This is such a cutie! Love those frogs in underpants or are they boxers or briefs?? What a fun card.
Have a great weekend. Pat

Chris said...

okay, this has to be one of the funniest images I have ever seen - I love it. And how wonderful that you continued the sketch inside the card. I *need* to start decorating my insides too...it adds so much.

Thanks so much for playing along with the CPS sketch this week. I am so thrilled to be the sponsor and I am having a lot of fun playing along with the sketches too on my own blog – http://allamericanstampers.blogspot.com. Hope you can check them out!

Sandy Hulsart said...

Now who is getting 3 for one, lol. Great card, Robin, love what you did with the frogs. Great choice of DP's and I love how you finished the inside.

Janet said...

Adorable - love the frogs and their underpants. Awesome !!

Linda Beeson said...

Gotta love a card that will make you laugh!!! Just too cute! Great use of that CPS sketch too.

anabellpepper said...

this card is just tooooo cute! love the frogs

Janine said...

What a cute card!!! It is a small world isn't it!! Hope you have fun tonight!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

What a fun card to give me a good chuckle on a Monday morning!!! Love it and great take on the challenge - LOL!!! Thanks so much for playing!!!